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Summary

Oceanographic operations are elevated to a full-fledged office -- the Office of Oceanography and Limnology -- and are placed under the supervision of the Assistant Secretary for Science. As part of its mission, the office is responsible for the operation of the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center and the Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center (established September 1966).

Subject

  • Assistant Secretary for Science
  • Office of Oceanography and Limnology

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 129.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1967. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1967, p. 63.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June, 1966

Topic

  • New Programs
  • Oceans
  • Reorganizations
  • Oceanography

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